Mr. Davis,
Appreciate any help you can give us in getting the word out about this exhibit. I believe this will be an outstanding way of highlighting some of our best Veterans.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a good weekend,
VFW Post 8973 – New Orleans
Life Member
January 26, 2018
We are writing to notify you of a quickly approaching exhibition opportunity for current and former women Combat Photographers serving in all branches of the U.S. Military.
Combat Camera: The Women Behind the Lens, will pair official photographs from applicants’ officially released military experience with images selected from their personal work. By pairing declassified official and personal civilian images, the exhibit will provide the public with a unique perspective on the personal and professional intersections of women serving in our military.
The exhibit is sponsored by Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement through the Department of Emergency and Security Studies and the Department of Digital Design in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Funding for the exhibition printing and framing has been generously provided by the Tulane Provost’s office Lavin Bernik Faculty Grant.
To our knowledge, this is the first exhibition of its kind and we are inviting you to assist in the effort to reach as many eligible women as possible to apply. Our goal is to recognize and promote the women serving in all branches of the U.S. Military and share their perspectives with the community. In addition to an exhibition of prints in the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery in New Orleans, LA, the exhibit will be made available in a digital slideshow in online ready video format to military bases, VA hospitals, Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement campuses, and other locations TBA nationally.
KEY DATES: The application deadline is March 1, 2018. The exhibition will open to the public on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in conjunction with Fleet Week 2018 New Orleans as part of the Tricentennial NOLA Navy Week and Tall Ships of America.
More information and application can be found on the New Orleans Photo Alliance website: and Facebook event to share widely:
Applicants having questions about or needing clearance on work being submitted should contact the DOD PIO at
The exhibition was inspired by the service of our Tulane School of Professional Advancement  students who were former Combat Photographers. We welcome any questions or concerns  and look forward to hearing from you soon.
With very best regards,
Michael M. Wallace             &           Carrie Lee Pierson Schwartz
Professor of Practice                          Senior Professor of Practice
Program Director                                Media Arts/Digital Design
Emergency & Security Studies
Michael M. Wallace
Professor of Practice and Director
Emergency and Security Studies
School of Professional Advancement
Tulane University
504-247-1662 (office)
504-865-5562 (fax)